By Carol McIntire
July 18, 2012
|FAIR ROYALTY. Seated from left: Queen Chelsea Williams and King Wilbur Weaver. Standing behind from left: Jennifer Barnhart, Brittany Rohr, Ohio Fairs’ Queen Madison Weber of Stark County, Ben Wilson and Ryan Borland.
As beads of sweat trickled down her cheek, Chelsea Williams smiled as she was crowned the 2012 Carroll County Fair Queen.
Temperatures hovered about the 95-degree mark during the ceremony, which was held in front of the grandstand. Three girls and three boys entered the contest to be named fair royalty.
Wilbur Weaver, whose sister, Melinda, was the 2010 Carroll County Fair Queen, was named king.
First runner-up to the queen was Brittany Rohr and first runner-up to the king was Ben Wilson. Second runners-up included Jennifer Barnhart and Ryan Borland.
Williams, 19, who is a 2012 graduate of Carrollton High School, is the daughter of Janet Russell and resides at 5090 Willowbrook Dr., Carrollton. She is a member of the Carrollton FFA Chapter and the Carroll County Jr. Fairboard. She was active in the FFA Chapter, serving as reporter and student advisor, received her Greenhand and Chapter degrees and is working on her State degree. As a member of the FFA Chapter, she organized an event called Box City where FFA members stayed outside overnight in the cold to help raise awareness to homelessness and to obtain food for local food pantries. She has taken chicken projects to the fair.
She is also active in the community, serving as little soccer coach for two years. She was an athlete at CHS, earning two berths to regional track competition and four to district competition. She was a member of the prom committee her junior year and a member of the prom court her senior year.
She plans to attend Kent State University Tuscarawas this fall majoring in early childhood education.
Weaver, 19, is a 2011 Carrollton High School graduate and the son of Janet and Larry Weaver of 4475 Neon Rd., Salineville. He is a member of the Carrollton FFA Chapter, Kangaroo Krew, Teen Leaders and Sharp Shooters 4-H clubs.
He has taken poultry, rabbit and goat projects to the fair as well as many still projects. He raised the grand champion carcass goat in 2011 as well as the reserve champion market turkey. He has held several leadership positions in the 4-H clubs he belongs to. He has also participated in several 4-H events and is a member of the Small Animal and Still Project Committees. He attends Corinth Presbyterian Church.
While a student at Buckeye Career Center, he was active in the FFA chapter as well.
Rohr, 17, is the daughter of Dave and Cheryl Rohr of 9036 Bane Rd. NE, Kensington. She will be a senior at Carrollton High School this fall, She is active in the Carrollton FFA Chapter, East Twp. Young Producers 4-H Club and Girl Scouts.
Wilson, 17, is the son of David and Kathy Wilson of 9182 Berry Rd., Kensingon. He will be a senior at Carrollton High School this fall. He is active in the Carrollton FFA Chapter and 4-H program.
Borland, 18, the son of John and Cara Borland of 8531 Kensington Rd., East Rochester is active in the FFA Chapter at CHS and the Carroll County 4-H program.
Barnhart, 18, is the daughter of Christine Barnhart of 7286 Scio Rd., Scio. She is a member of 4-H and FFA.